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Jeb Bush's signature education policy in Florida is at risk of falling apart

Posted by Matti Miranda on October 08, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Originally published on October 7 in Business Insider by Sergio Bustos, Associated Press.

In the Republican presidential campaign, any mention of Common Core is a red flag for conservatives, and Bush rarely talks about the program by its name.

But he has not backed down on what is the core of Common Core: the conviction that states need to raise their school standards.

In Florida, a troubled rollout of new standardized testing linked to the standards has created a large-enough backlash that the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature agreed to spend nearly $600,000 to study whether the tests should continue.

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